The Bachelor Lifestyle

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As a quick reminder to you, I am not a bachelor, so this is all about what I’ve learned from my single male friends and researching online. I personally have no experience in this as I am of the wrong gender. With that said, let’s explore the bachelor lifestyle shall we?

I asked a few of my single male friends what they enjoyed about being a bachelor if anything, and the overwhelming answer I received was ‘more money.’ Now, you may take that the wrong way if you’re the type, but more money could mean a few things: no mortgage or house payment to worry about, no worry about making repairs to your home where you pay the mortgage or house payment, and basically no one else to worry about except for yourself and maybe a pet, you can pretty much live as simply as possible or you can go all out if you make that kind of money.

Sure, there are still responsibilities with being a bachelor, I mean your car is not going to gas itself up for free so you can go to work, and your dinner is probably not going to cook itself either, unless of course you only ever eat out instead of cooking and the pet or pets you own do need to eat also. So don’t think that being a bachelor means you have no responsibilities, because you would definitely be wrong. Now let’s take a gander at some of the other perks of being a bachelor, eh?

  • More money (already covered that)
  • Being able to travel whenever you want, with no one to answer to except maybe your boss at work, unless you’re self-employed of course
  • Less stress
  • Easier lifestyle
  • Being able to date and meet many different women (or men) without the expectations of a relationship
  • Let’s not forget the endless barrage of booty calls you could find yourself involved in
  • The chance to be the player you’ve always wanted to be, yet only fantasized about
  • You can literally watch as much porn as you want, with no one to stop you
  • So much more that I can’t even begin to tell you

That little list contains some of the answers I’ve heard about the bachelor lifestyle, therefore, it doesn’t apply to the entire bachelor nation. By the way, off topic a little, there are individuals in society that consider themselves to be a ‘professional bachelor’, it’s their actual job not just a way of life! I learn so many new things on a daily basis.

Now that we’ve covered some of the perks, how about we see if there are any cons to the bachelor lifestyle, here we go:

  • Being the one that has to pay all of the bills, whatever they are, without help from your partner
  • No one to come home to at night and cuddle with, except your furry friend
  • No one to stop you when you are going to foolishly spend money on something that you don’t need
  • Eating alone – weird one, but I don’t disagree
  • Loneliness that will inevitably set in sooner or later because as human beings we aren’t programmed to live out our lives alone
  • Plain and simple, the eventual boredom you will start to feel

As you can plainly see there are pros and cons that pertain to the bachelor lifestyle, just as there are pros and cons to most every situation in our lives. It’s a part of being a human being, not a robot (no offense to robots, they can be so temperamental).

Whether you’ve chosen the path of being a bachelor or not, one main thing to remember is to not forget who you are with or without a partner. Do not lose sight of your identity, because once you do, it’s all downhill from there.

Written by guest writer: Dawn Mercier
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